Friday, August 30, 2019

September Scripture Writing Plan: God Can Make a Way

Happy almost September friends! 
The scripture plan this month is something I've been thinking about 
and studying over the past 6 months: 
God Can Make a Way! 

Have you ever been in a difficult time or situation 
and there seems to literally be NO way out? 
Where you look at the circumstances and think "Nope, it is not possible to fix this"? 
Some situations seem (and are) completely impossible in this world. 
Situations where there truly is no way through or out. 
No way- outside of the almighty and all powerful God. 
Because the good news is....
God CAN make a way where there is no way. 
God WILL make a way where there is no way. 

Many years ago my sweet husband had a heart issue while we were traveling that landed him in the ER. The heart issue was quickly checked out and he was given a clean bill of health but as a result of that episode he became super fearful of traveling. Crazy super fearful. He began to worry that something would happen to him while on the road and he started having panic attacks. Over time the attacks became more frequent and severe and after trying a few medicines and going to see several doctors he got to a point where he wouldn't leave town- at all. No going on vacation, no going to visit family or friends. No going anywhere at all. Ever. As you can imagine this was hard on our family. As someone who doesn't suffer from anxiety it was hard for me to understand- even though I definitely tried. I prayed and prayed and prayed that God would help him overcome this problem but he still struggled.  For almost 10 years he didn't leave our town. At all. 

When I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013 and had surgery scheduled in Houston for Sept. at MD Anderson I was terrified. One day my daughter asked me "Is dad going to go to Houston for your surgery?". I answered her honestly saying I hadn't asked him because I didn't want to hear the answer- fearing it would be a no- because I wasn't sure how in the world I would do it without him. One Saturday prior to surgery as I was cleaning out a closet (random fact: before my surgery I cleaned out EVERY single closet and cabinet and drawer in my house- just in case something happened to me I didn't want anyone to have to deal with my mess!) Tony came in and said...."I'm going to take a pill now and see how it makes me feel". He had been given a new medicine to try for his panic attacks but prior to that day he had never tried it. I asked why he was taking a pill and he said "Because you are having brain surgery in Houston and obviously I'm going to Houston with you." (cue the BIG ugly cry tears of relief) along with a look of duh on his face. Long story short- he took the medicine and we drove out of town the next day and he has been driving out of town ever since.  We've taken trips to see family and friends, multiple vacations and he no longer even takes medicine when we travel. What seemed like an impossible situation- one that after almost 10 years of praying for I had grown weary of- was fixed, just like that. 
God made a way where there seemed to be no way! 


Think of all the times in the bible that God made a way where there seemed to be no way….

He split the seat
He moved mountains
He walked on water
He tore the veil
He healed the sick
He conquered giants
He closed the mouths of lions
He opened prison doors
He calmed the raging seas


God is a God of miracles. He can make a way where there is no way. He works in ways that we cannot see or begin to understand. I'm so thankful that God's word is full of examples of how God made a way where there was no way! My prayer is that this month we dig into the many reminders in God's word that He is almighty and all powerful and that He can make a way 
where there seems to be no way. NOTHING is impossible for God!



FYI: I made the plan 31 days and plan to do that with
all topical plans in the future so that they can be done any month-
not just the month I write them for.

TO PRINT: You can find a copy of the plan in the folder HERE.

2 comments :

  1. Looking forward to sharing this with my bible study group. What a blessing

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your story, Shannon! It's so moving and encouraging. It's notable that it took a pretty huge event for your husband to arrive at the place where he could take his next step to recovery. I think sometimes when we're waiting and praying for an answer, we need to be willing to say "whatever it takes, Lord!" and know that the "whatever" might be something we'd never choose.

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